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2019

MIDTOWN LOVES SUMMER

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

Experience a variety of different ways to feel wonderfully cool in the midst of the hot Japanese summer in Tokyo. Feel a new kind of freshness in the heat of summer together with others against the backdrop of scenery to which subtle changes have been brought to create a refreshing ambiance.

SUNTORY - "Mizu To Ikiru" Digital Art Garden

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

A dream-like Japanese-style space framed by a wooden veranda area This large art garden has been conceptualized taking the Japanese rock garden as its inspiration. Relax on the veranda that surrounds the garden, and enjoy a fascinating world of light and mist. This feature is comprised of a garden of art with a size of approximately 20m x 40m surrounded by a large veranda and taking leveraging the concept of the Japanese rock garden for its designs. Cool mist provides the freshness of a summer mountain retreat, and a light display from sunset creates a dream-like ambience. Light full of expression creates ripples and fireworks for you to enjoy as you relax on the veranda. The light display is produced by HAKUTEN and WOW visual design studio.

ROKU MIDPARK LOUNGE

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

An outdoor lounge to spend precious time surrounded by abundant greenery Take a moment to relax surrounded by greenery as you feel the freshness provided by the shade of the trees. This year we are working in collaboration with the Japanese craft gin Roku, so take the time to enjoy the special cocktails and food on offer for a limited time only. Relax to your heart’s content surrounded by nature A variety of seats are available for your use, including unique lawn sofas that make it feel like you are sitting on a soft grassy surface, luxury couches that allow you to stretch out in comfort, and chairs that allow you to sit round a table with others. Find your own place in the greenery and the refreshing breeze it brings. A visually refreshing taste of contemporary Japan Cuisine is something you also enjoy with your eyes. This is an appealingly brisk, delicious, and contemporary original menu offering refreshing food and drink born of a sophisticated passion for Japanese cuisine.

The PREMIUM MALT'S TATAMI TERRACE - Suzusora-an -

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

A tatami mat terrace from which you can lie back and look at the sky This space allows you to lie back and relax on the tatami from sunset till dark. A relaxing tatami mat space This small pavilion is surrounded by greenery and provides a space full of balance and harmony with a gentle breeze under the night sky. Sit down at first, and then lie down and entrust your body to the comfort of the tatami mats.

ASHIMIZU presented by Iyemon

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

An expression of summer freshness: dip your feet into a cool stream ASHIMIZU, which lets you enjoy the refreshing feeling of dipping your feet into streaming water, boasts a new kind of seat that brings to mind japanese riverbed. At night there is also a wonderful illumination. Feel like you are sitting on a river surface This is the 10th year of this feature, and this year it includes seats that produce the effect of a water surface resembling japanese riverbed in Kyoto. Above your head is a shade that lets the breeze through but keeps the sun off. Enjoy this refreshing new experience with family or a special other, on your own, or in whichever way you please.

TOKYO MIDTOWN KIDS WEEKS

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

An art program for kids and parents This program has a range of elements to stimulate the developing interests and perceptions of children, such as stamp collecting events and workshops that bring design and art closer.

Kids’ insect stamp collecting event

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July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

In this stamp collection event, participants collect stamps from various locations around Tokyo Midtown as if hunting for insects (a popular activity for kids in Japan). This year we have collaborated with the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition “Insects : Models for Design”. Collect stamps to receive unique stickers.

Create a shiny spinning jellyfish!

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August 10(Sat) - August 11(Sun)

In this workshop, participants create a jellyfish toy that spins as if it is floating in the sea.

Create a fan with your name’s face on it!

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August 12(Mon) - August 14(Wed)

In this workshop, you can create a face for your name by combining the hiragana script characters used to write your name.

Create your own bag featuring summer memories and pictures!

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August 15(Thu) - August 16(Fri)

Use a Muji bag and crayons to create your own unique bag featuring summer memories and pictures!

Create a folding screen with Japanese traditional water patterns!

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August 17(Sat) - August 18(Sun)

This is a workshop in which participants make a Japanese folding screen - a traditional piece of furniture that has been used in Japan for many generations. From traditional Japanese designs, participants create patterns showing refreshing images of waves and flowing water to create their own unique screen.

Styles of Play:The History of Merrymaking in Art

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June 26(Wed) - August 18(Sun)

“We are all born to play.” This famous line is from the Ryojin Hisho, a late twelfth-century collection of popular songs. In that spirit, this exhibition focuses on play, amusements, merrymaking as a theme in art. Games like sugoroku, a board game related to backgammon, or karuta, playing card games, dance, even fashion: men and women always become enthusiastically absorbed in enjoying all sorts of amusements. But their content changes over time. In this exhibition, famous seventeenth-century paintings and prints on the subject of recreation guide us to a deeper understanding of play in human life. Our fore-bearers made merry, sometimes artlessly, sometimes languorously. Let us imagine what merrymaking meant for them and what their secrets were for enjoying life in the floating world. ※There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition

Insects: Models for Design

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July 19(Fri) - November 4(Mon)

This exhibition presents a novel approach to a new facet of design from insects. The exhibition is directed by graphic designer Taku Satoh, and supervised by anatomist Takeshi Yoro.

POP-UP SHOP Usagi no Nedoko @ 21_21

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July 10(Wed) - July 28(Sun)

Usagi no Nedoko in Kyoto delivers products that convey the beauty of natural creation. This POP-UP SHOP presents a variety of Usagi no Nedoko’s products including the “Sola cube.”

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 80th Exhibition: Graphic Design in Japan 2019

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June 20(Thu) - August 7(Wed)

To commemorate the publication of the design annual “Graphic Design in Japan 2019”, Japan Graphic Designers Association showcases a total of 300 pieces from the book, ranging from general merchandises, books, packages, symbols and logos, posters, websites and moving images, to spatial design for exhibitions and shops.

HAKUTEN Presents "Cool sancutary of dancing light and shade -Mai Sudare-"

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July 25(Thu) - July 28(Sun)

HAKUTEN, an experience marketing company, presents the prototype of an experience-based co-creative installation"Cool sancutary of dancing light and shade -Mai Sudare-"commemorating the 50th anniversary of it's founding. In this installation,visitors can swing the roof-like blinds installed at the upper space on there own. The light and shade dance in the whole space by the "swaying", creating a new experience of feeling both physical coolness and emotional refreshness. Please take this new opportunity to experience this new installation. We,HAKUTEN, have accumulated our know-how for creating experiences that maximize brand value, and will continue thinking with everyone about " the experiences moving the world to the next stage”, which will reach to people's hearts.

Heart to heart communication - "PHOTO IS"50,000-person photo exhibition

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July 12(Fri) - July 17(Wed)

One of Japan’s largest photo exhibitions, with a personal message articulating the sentiment featured in each entry. On display at Tokyo Midtown and 33 venues across Japan. Come along and find the photos that mean something special to you.

Samurai-themed fountain pen with limited production

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Samurai, calligrapher, philosopher-beyond age Musashi is considered to be one and only samurai in the history. Pen of the Year2019 uses magnolia wood or armor motifs. Each model has Musashi`s saying from his "Book of Five Rings".

MIDTOWN LOVES SUMMER

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

Experience a variety of different ways to feel wonderfully cool in the midst of the hot Japanese summer in Tokyo. Feel a new kind of freshness in the heat of summer together with others against the backdrop of scenery to which subtle changes have been brought to create a refreshing ambiance.

SUNTORY - "Mizu To Ikiru" Digital Art Garden

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

A dream-like Japanese-style space framed by a wooden veranda area This large art garden has been conceptualized taking the Japanese rock garden as its inspiration. Relax on the veranda that surrounds the garden, and enjoy a fascinating world of light and mist. This feature is comprised of a garden of art with a size of approximately 20m x 40m surrounded by a large veranda and taking leveraging the concept of the Japanese rock garden for its designs. Cool mist provides the freshness of a summer mountain retreat, and a light display from sunset creates a dream-like ambience. Light full of expression creates ripples and fireworks for you to enjoy as you relax on the veranda. The light display is produced by HAKUTEN and WOW visual design studio.

ROKU MIDPARK LOUNGE

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

An outdoor lounge to spend precious time surrounded by abundant greenery Take a moment to relax surrounded by greenery as you feel the freshness provided by the shade of the trees. This year we are working in collaboration with the Japanese craft gin Roku, so take the time to enjoy the special cocktails and food on offer for a limited time only. Relax to your heart’s content surrounded by nature A variety of seats are available for your use, including unique lawn sofas that make it feel like you are sitting on a soft grassy surface, luxury couches that allow you to stretch out in comfort, and chairs that allow you to sit round a table with others. Find your own place in the greenery and the refreshing breeze it brings. A visually refreshing taste of contemporary Japan Cuisine is something you also enjoy with your eyes. This is an appealingly brisk, delicious, and contemporary original menu offering refreshing food and drink born of a sophisticated passion for Japanese cuisine.

The PREMIUM MALT'S TATAMI TERRACE - Suzusora-an -

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

A tatami mat terrace from which you can lie back and look at the sky This space allows you to lie back and relax on the tatami from sunset till dark. A relaxing tatami mat space This small pavilion is surrounded by greenery and provides a space full of balance and harmony with a gentle breeze under the night sky. Sit down at first, and then lie down and entrust your body to the comfort of the tatami mats.

ASHIMIZU presented by Iyemon

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

An expression of summer freshness: dip your feet into a cool stream ASHIMIZU, which lets you enjoy the refreshing feeling of dipping your feet into streaming water, boasts a new kind of seat that brings to mind japanese riverbed. At night there is also a wonderful illumination. Feel like you are sitting on a river surface This is the 10th year of this feature, and this year it includes seats that produce the effect of a water surface resembling japanese riverbed in Kyoto. Above your head is a shade that lets the breeze through but keeps the sun off. Enjoy this refreshing new experience with family or a special other, on your own, or in whichever way you please.

TOKYO MIDTOWN KIDS WEEKS

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

An art program for kids and parents This program has a range of elements to stimulate the developing interests and perceptions of children, such as stamp collecting events and workshops that bring design and art closer.

Kids’ insect stamp collecting event

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - August 25(Sun)

In this stamp collection event, participants collect stamps from various locations around Tokyo Midtown as if hunting for insects (a popular activity for kids in Japan). This year we have collaborated with the 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition “Insects : Models for Design”. Collect stamps to receive unique stickers.

Create a shiny spinning jellyfish!

MORE INFORMATION

August 10(Sat) - August 11(Sun)

In this workshop, participants create a jellyfish toy that spins as if it is floating in the sea.

Create a fan with your name’s face on it!

MORE INFORMATION

August 12(Mon) - August 14(Wed)

In this workshop, you can create a face for your name by combining the hiragana script characters used to write your name.

Create your own bag featuring summer memories and pictures!

MORE INFORMATION

August 15(Thu) - August 16(Fri)

Use a Muji bag and crayons to create your own unique bag featuring summer memories and pictures!

Create a folding screen with Japanese traditional water patterns!

MORE INFORMATION

August 17(Sat) - August 18(Sun)

This is a workshop in which participants make a Japanese folding screen - a traditional piece of furniture that has been used in Japan for many generations. From traditional Japanese designs, participants create patterns showing refreshing images of waves and flowing water to create their own unique screen.

HAKUTEN Presents "Cool sancutary of dancing light and shade -Mai Sudare-"

MORE INFORMATION

July 25(Thu) - July 28(Sun)

HAKUTEN, an experience marketing company, presents the prototype of an experience-based co-creative installation"Cool sancutary of dancing light and shade -Mai Sudare-"commemorating the 50th anniversary of it's founding. In this installation,visitors can swing the roof-like blinds installed at the upper space on there own. The light and shade dance in the whole space by the "swaying", creating a new experience of feeling both physical coolness and emotional refreshness. Please take this new opportunity to experience this new installation. We,HAKUTEN, have accumulated our know-how for creating experiences that maximize brand value, and will continue thinking with everyone about " the experiences moving the world to the next stage”, which will reach to people's hearts.

Heart to heart communication - "PHOTO IS"50,000-person photo exhibition

MORE INFORMATION

July 12(Fri) - July 17(Wed)

One of Japan’s largest photo exhibitions, with a personal message articulating the sentiment featured in each entry. On display at Tokyo Midtown and 33 venues across Japan. Come along and find the photos that mean something special to you.

Styles of Play:The History of Merrymaking in Art

MORE INFORMATION

June 26(Wed) - August 18(Sun)

“We are all born to play.” This famous line is from the Ryojin Hisho, a late twelfth-century collection of popular songs. In that spirit, this exhibition focuses on play, amusements, merrymaking as a theme in art. Games like sugoroku, a board game related to backgammon, or karuta, playing card games, dance, even fashion: men and women always become enthusiastically absorbed in enjoying all sorts of amusements. But their content changes over time. In this exhibition, famous seventeenth-century paintings and prints on the subject of recreation guide us to a deeper understanding of play in human life. Our fore-bearers made merry, sometimes artlessly, sometimes languorously. Let us imagine what merrymaking meant for them and what their secrets were for enjoying life in the floating world. ※There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition

Insects: Models for Design

MORE INFORMATION

July 19(Fri) - November 4(Mon)

This exhibition presents a novel approach to a new facet of design from insects. The exhibition is directed by graphic designer Taku Satoh, and supervised by anatomist Takeshi Yoro.

POP-UP SHOP Usagi no Nedoko @ 21_21

MORE INFORMATION

July 10(Wed) - July 28(Sun)

Usagi no Nedoko in Kyoto delivers products that convey the beauty of natural creation. This POP-UP SHOP presents a variety of Usagi no Nedoko’s products including the “Sola cube.”

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 80th Exhibition: Graphic Design in Japan 2019

MORE INFORMATION

June 20(Thu) - August 7(Wed)

To commemorate the publication of the design annual “Graphic Design in Japan 2019”, Japan Graphic Designers Association showcases a total of 300 pieces from the book, ranging from general merchandises, books, packages, symbols and logos, posters, websites and moving images, to spatial design for exhibitions and shops.

Samurai-themed fountain pen with limited production

MORE INFORMATION

Samurai, calligrapher, philosopher-beyond age Musashi is considered to be one and only samurai in the history. Pen of the Year2019 uses magnolia wood or armor motifs. Each model has Musashi`s saying from his "Book of Five Rings".

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